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12/11/14

Jared brings back 12 days of holiday giving

Jared the Galleria of Jewelry is getting into the holiday spirit with the return of its 12-day jewelry giveaway on Facebook, playing off the well-known holiday tune with a descending amount of winners each day.  

12/09/14

Undaunted by deception, Borsheims keeps giving

The Omaha retailer said it still believes in the “goodness of people” even after it came to light that a woman the jeweler rushed to help might have been dishonest.  

12/08/14

Former Signet CEO lands at boutique retailer

 Mike Barnes has been named as chairman, president and CEO of Dallas-based specialty retail chain Francesca’s, effective immediately.

12/04/14

Appointments: Movado hires for ‘wearable devices’

In a move that shows the increasing importance and relevancy of wearable tech in the industry, Movado Group has hired Jo An Lawson, a former Apple employee, as its general manager of wearable devices.

12/04/14

Sears doubles store closures as losses mount

Sears Holdings Corp. reported Thursday that a total of 235 stores, mostly Kmarts, have been closed or marked for closing in an effort to cut costs amid stagnant sales and growing losses. 

12/03/14

Hearts on Fire enters mainland China

Designed to tap into the Chinese market’s growing demand for gem-set jewelry, Hearts on Fire will open its first store on mainland China when it debuts its Shanghai location this month.

12/02/14

Pandora fined in securities case, will appeal

A court in Denmark has fined Pandora 2 million Danish krone (about $333,000) for waiting too long to warn investors that it anticipated a drop in revenue.  

11/26/14

Private equity firm takes big stake in Daniel’s

Palladium Equity Partners LLC, a New York-based private equity firm, has made a majority investment in 73-store California chain Daniel’s Jewelers. 

11/25/14

Brands continue to come up big for Signet

Names like Neil Lane, Le Vian and Vera Wang remain the main sales drivers for Signet Jewelers, which is in the process of transforming the sales floor of its Kay Jewelers stores into a series of branded boutiques.